Circus review:


Free Bets up to €250

Players must be 24 years of age or over to be eligible for promotions. T&Cs apply.

Circus overview

Stan Miller

Stan Miller

Having already established itself within the online casino space in Belgium, Circus received its license to operate in the Netherlands in March 2022. The brand is operated by Gaming1, who have teamed up with Gran Casino as they enter the Dutch market.

Circus Pros & Cons

  • 'Opti Odds' feature provides value
  • Lots of football promotions
  • Large free bet welcome bonus
  • No mobile app
  • Missing some niche sports
Bonus offer
Betting variety
Mobile experience
Payment options
Betting experience
Circus quick facts
Game TypesSports betting, casino, live casino
Deposit methodsiDEAL, Maestro, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa, HiPay
Withdrawal methodsiDEAL, Maestro, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa, HiPay
Odds providerGaming1
Betting functionsLive betting, cash out, bet builder
Casino game typesSlots, table games, video poker
Casino providerStakelogic, NetEnt, Gaming1, Greentube, Pragmatic Play and more
SupportEmail, phone, contact form, live chat
OwnerBetca B.V.
Founded Year2013

Quick Verdict

Stan Miller

Stan Miller

To help you get a better idea of the bookie, here is my overall rating of Circus.

  • Comprehensive bookmaker, offering the full package
  • Huge welcome bonus amount
  • Regular bonuses for existing customers
  • Overall: 8/10 - RECOMMENDED ✅✅

Circus Sports Bonus

Free Bets up to €250

Players must be 24 years of age or over to be eligible for promotions. T&Cs apply.

The Circus sports welcome bonus is 100% deposit match up to €250.

To unlock it, you need to deposit a minimum of €20 and you will get 2x €10 in free bets.

The same applies up to €250. If you deposit €250 you will get 25x €10 in free bets.

Below I explain how you can activate the free bets.

How to Claim the Circus Bonus?

Free Bets up to €250

  1. Click 'Claim' and register with Circus. You need to be 24+ to be eligible.
  2. Deposit at least €20. Your deposit will be 100% matched up to €250.
  3. Once received you need to "activate" the free bets.
  4. Bet €20 of your real money at odds of 1.60+ to activate €10 in Free bets.
  5. Wait for the bet to settle. If you cash out, you won't qualify for the free bet.
  6. The free bet of €10 should be unlocked immediately after your real money bet has settled.
  7. You have 7 days to use the activated free bets.
Claim €250 offer

Players must be 24 years of age or over to be eligible for promotions. T&Cs apply.

Bonuses for Existing Players

There are some bookmakers out there, that only ever reward the player with one bonus - when they sign up.

But Circus is different!

Let's have a look at the most exciting bonuses you can take advantage of, once you are done with the welcome bonus.

  1. Circus Loyalty Club
    When you bet on sports or on casino slots, depending on your stake amount you will earn points, which you can use to claim free bets and free spins.

    I think it is not a bad bonus by any means, as I bet anyway, so I might as well be rewarded for it. The minimum stake depends on the odds you bet on, but I usually go for a mix of higher stake-lower odds and lower stake-higher odds and for each qualifying bet I get 1 point.

    To be honest, it is a little hard to earn enough points (2000 points) to claim the €20 free bet, which is one of the lowest rewards, but the good news is that the points don't expire.

    As I continued to bet, I also "levelled up" and received a ticket. I used the ticket to spin a wheel and got a bonus of €4 when I deposit €10 - not bad!

    One more thing. Once I month everyone gets a surprise box with points and tickets too, which is another reason to join the club.
  2. Opti Odds
    For those of us who like to combine bets, Circus has implemented their feature called Opti Odds. If you combine between 3 to 8 bets per ticket (each with minimum odds of 1.60) you will get increasingly higher odds, added as a bonus to your bet slip.
  3. ⭐ Game of the week ⭐
    As the name suggests, each week you have a different featured casino game, which often has enhanced winnings or an extra reel to help you align more symbols and get free spins.

    If you are more into casino slots than sports betting, then this bonus will surely be to your liking.

Does Circus have a mobile betting app?

No, unfortunately Circus does not have a betting app in the Netherlands.

There is one for Belgian players, but it can't be accessed and used by players residing within the Dutch borders.

All hope is not lost, however, as the mobile site is very well-optimised and feels quick and sharp.

Additionally, the desktop site is also great and there is not much to complain about.

Circus mobile site screenshot of live betting page

Living betting on the Circus mobile site is easy and smooth, despite the lack of a mobile app.

How does Circus compare to TOTO

Most Dutch players know TOTO as "the King", because it is state owned and used to dominate the sports betting market before the Netherlands licensing system came to be in 2021.

Since then many competitors, such as Circus, were able to offer betting services which expanded the market and allowed for healthy competition.

Circus has some advantages compared to TOTO, which can't be overlooked.

One such advantage is that Circus and all of its bonuses are available in English, which has been very helpful to me personally. TOTO, on the other hand, is only in Dutch currently, but we cover more about it in our TOTO review.

Another notable plus of Circus, is the abundance of bonuses as well as their community engagement.

Circus Netherlands vs TOTO Circus Circus
Bonus offer9/109/10
Betting variety7/108/10
Mobile experience7/109/10
Payment Options9/106/10
Betting experience8/109/10

Circus Casino Bonus

100% up to €250

Players must be 24 years of age or over to be eligible for promotions. T&Cs apply.

For players interested more in casino slots than in sports - you are in luck.

Circus's casino bonus is one of the better ones out there because of its high maximum bonus.

If you deposit at least €20, your first deposit will be 100% matched up to €250.

I decided to go for €100 as my first deposit, as that is what I knew I could manage to wager.

I first could only play with my real money and once I managed to play through my initial deposit one time, my bonus money unlocked and I could use them.

Mind you, the wagering requirements are 25 times the bonus amount, so in my case 100x 25 is €2500.

This meant that I had to keep playing with the bonus money until I had 'spent' €2500, which wasn't that difficult, but took a while.

Essentially, I made small wagers and gradually lost some, won some and managed keep my balance above 0, thus eventually spending €2500 worth of wagering.

Circus review

Circus sign up bonus

Free Bets up to €250

Players must be 24 years of age or over to be eligible for promotions. T&Cs apply.